Prydz Bay on the east coast of Antarctica is a deep embayment where the giant drainage system of Lambert Glacier ends at the Amery Ice Shelf
Two secondary negative MSLP anomaly centers located over coastal Ross Sea (between 165[degrees]E and 160[degrees]W) and the Amery Ice Shelf
(~65[degrees]E) produced stronger onshore wind flows and resulted in greater than 30% higher P-E in the interior of the Antarctic continent (Fig.
The ships were off MacKenzie Bay, southwest of Perth, in an area of Antarctica near the Amery Ice Shelf
In fact, the largest glacier on Earth is the Lambert Glacier (96 km wide, 400 km long, and about 2500 m thick) in East Antarctica, flowing down from the Antarctic Ice Sheet to the Amery Ice Shelf
. And the Humboldt Gletsjer does not even represent the longest ice-front in the Northern Hemisphere: that distinction belongs to the east and southeast front of the Austfonna on Nordaustlan-det, Svalbard, some 185 km long, while there are numerous stretches of ice-cliffs longer than the Humboldt Gletsjer around the periphery of Antarctica.
In December 2003, researchers drilled a hole through the Amery ice shelf
In December 2003, researchers drilled a hole through the 480-meter-thick Amery ice shelf
in Antarctica to get a look at the ocean bottom.
Early analyses show that in just three years the Amery Ice Shelf
has advanced five kilometres, while the Shirase Glacier, located in the Indian Ocean sector of the continent, has retreated twelve kilometres, and an enormous tabular iceberg (10,915 km2) calved from the Ross Ice Shelf.
Andrew McMinn of the University of Tasmania and his colleagues looked for changes by pulling up cores of sediments from Antarctic fjords near the Amery Ice Shelf
. Using the decay of radioactive lead to date the sediment layers, they tracked the waxing and waning of algae species over the last 600 years.